Ch 30: Developments & Movements Since 1945

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This chapter goes over key historical developments and movements that have occurred since 1945, featuring engaging video lessons orchestrated by professional instructors. Learn about the pinnacle social forces and turning points of the post-WWII century.

Developments & Movements Since 1945 - Chapter Summary

This chapter touches on important developments and movements since 1945 on a global scale. They explore the significant social, political, academic, and cultural advances. Topics focused on in this chapter include:

  • Post-WWII independence movements
  • The progress of science and technology since 1945
  • Art and culture since 1945
  • Challenges of the 21st century

Every lesson contains both a video and transcript of the content, each featuring tools to help navigation. The timeline function underneath the videos allows you to skip around the lesson's main topics, while the transcripts come full of key terms highlighted in bold. Self assessment quizzes are available so you can follow up on the lesson material and expert instructors are on hand to answer any questions you might have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: Developments & Movements Since 1945
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Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

1. Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

Social & Political Developments Since 1945

2. Social & Political Developments Since 1945

In this lesson, we examine several social and political developments in the United States and in Western Europe since 1945, from the civil rights movement to the creation of the European Union.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

3. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

4. Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

In this lesson, we explore the art and culture of post-World War II Western society, from the fledgling television programming to the disparate directions of 20th-century art.

Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

5. Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the issues that face both the Western world and the globalized community in the 21st century - issues whose outcomes will greatly affect society and the world.

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